Below you can find information about my NSF grant project, book, and peer-reviewed articles.

National Science Foundation Grant Project

Modeling Sample Selection for Multi-Level Data Structures (NSF Award 1728395/1729244), with Olga Chyzh and Doug Gibler.


Thies, Cameron G. and Mark David Nieman. 2017. Rising Powers and Foreign Policy Revisionism: Understanding BRICS Identity and Behavior Through Time. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.


Nieman, Mark David and Maxwell B. Allamong. 2023. Schools of Thought: Leader Education and Policy Outcomes. The Journal of Politics. 85(4): 1529–1547.

Nieman, Mark David and Douglas G. Gibler. 2023. Peaceful Neighborhoods and Democratic Differences. The Journal of Politics. 85(1): 92–106.

Nieman, Mark David, Carla Martinez Machain, Olga V. Chyzh, and Sam R. Bell. 2021. An International Game of Risk: Troop Placement and Major Power Competition. The Journal of Politics. 83(4): 1307–1321.

Nieman, Mark David and Cameron G. Thies. 2019. Property Rights Regimes, Technological Innovation, and Foreign Direct Investment. Political Science and Research Methods 7(3): 451–469.

McManus, Roseanne W. and Mark David Nieman. 2019. Identifying the Level of Major Power Support Signaled for Protégés: A Latent Measure Approach. Journal of Peace Research 56(3): 364–378.

Nieman, Mark David. 2018. Strategic Binary Choice Models with Partial Observability. Statistical Sinica 28(4): 2089–2105.

Nieman, Mark David. 2016. The Return on Social Bonds: Social Contracts and International Conflict. Journal of Peace Research 53(5): 665–679.

Nieman, Mark David. 2016. Moments In Time: Moments in Time: Temporal Patterns in the Effect of Democracy and Trade on Conflict Model. Conflict Management and Peace Science 33(3): 273–293.

Thies, Cameron G., Olga Chyzh and Mark David Nieman. 2016. The Spatial Dimensions of Fiscal Capacity: The Mechanisms of International Influence on Domestic Extractive Efforts. Political Science Research and Methods 4(1): 5–26.

Nieman, Mark David. 2015. Statistical Analysis of Strategic Interaction with Unobservable Player Actions: Introducing a Strategic Probit with Partial Observability. Political Analysis 23(3): 429–448.

Nieman, Mark David and Jonathan J. Ring. 2015. The Construction of Human Rights: Accounting for Systematic Bias in Common Human Rights Measures. European Political Science 14(4): 473–495.

Nieman, Mark David. 2011. Shocks and Turbulence: Globalization and the Occurrence of Civil War. International Interactions 37(3): 263–292.